Sticky Food

Sticky foods can stay on the teeth longer than the other types of food and make the teeth more prone to decay. In addition, these sticky foods will tend to remain on the teeth for a longer time and allow room for bacteria, which can cause harmful effects on the teeth. So if you find yourself eating sticky foods, try to rinse with water, brush and floss carefully.

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My 2-year-old son's teeth remain exposed and sensitive to cold drinks. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 2 year old son, who was born through a c-section. One out of his six teeth is actively disintegrating. The enamel has come off, and the inner part of the tooth is exposed and sensitive to cold drinks. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms look like that of an early childhood caries (nursing bottle caries), which is commonly due to more sweet in the baby's diet and poor maintenance of oral hygiene. I would suggest you take an OPG (orthopantomography), an x-ray of all the teeth. The treatment...  Read Full »

Does a painless greenish color tooth in a baby indicate tooth decay?

Query: Hi doctor, A 2 years old baby has a tooth problem. No pain but it looks odd, like a greenish color and kind of decay. I have attached the picture for your reference. Kindly help us.  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the query and the attached picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This tooth has a decay (cavity), and this can be cleaned and filled when you visit a dentist. But in this current pandemic, I would advise you to wait till...  Read Full »

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